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Interviews from Intimacy stages / Active Empathy, Auckland

I did two interviews; one with Artists Alliance, one with Phantom Billstickers, about this project. Read more here: Interview | Sian Torrington http://0800phantom.co.nz/interview-sian-torrington-intimacy-stages-active-empathy/

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I be myself

I be myself. I build these things to express and shelter this being now. There is no shelter, there is only being. I cannot protect myself from who I am, I can only accept it and show it. I am … Continue reading

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Writing about the making process

This is a piece of writing I had published last year about the process of writing and making. For a long time I’ve used the metaphor of building. Sometimes building up, sometimes tearing down. There’s a sense of submission that … Continue reading

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How to hold you, how to let you

    It began swimmingly, so relaxed and happy to be drawing, as always, after a big sculpture project. just falling back onto the page, confident, happy, playing. And then there were four. Usually there are three. This should have … Continue reading

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Opening

As with many things, you really had to be there. Once upon a time someone said to me about a work “It’s like the carnival squeezed through this corridor, and didn’t make it, and left a whole bunch of stuff … Continue reading

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This is the only way I know how to be revolutionary

This is the only way I know how to be revolutionary. To speak, to write, to tell my stories. And there have been times when this has not felt like enough. But we have learnt, through feminism, through queer theory, through … Continue reading

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This is a Femme Slam

I was asked to be a part of a panel called ‘Femme Velocity’ at CIty Gallery, Wellington, on Saturday  6th April 2013. I was so excited, because I thought I was being asked to speak on a queer panel exploring … Continue reading

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